Lax Links: Nov. 14, 2014

Straight to the links…


One of the best lacrosse facilities in the state is coming… up north? Boyne Mountain plans to add a nine-field lacrosse complex to its… ski resort? Strange times in the mitten:

Development will occur in stages and several of the new fields will open in 2015. The complex will eventually total nine fields…

Petoskey Lacrosse used the initial field built this summer, according to a release from the resort. The complex will primarily cater to lacrosse events, but Boyne plans to add soccer and other field sports events later.

Boyne hopes the complex will become a training ground for Midwest teams. Kentwood-based True Lacrosse plans to begin hosting events there next year.

It’s notable that lacrosse is the priority for Boyne when it comes to field constructions. That’s certainly something that you wouldn’t have heard even just a few years ago. It’s not exactly in a hotbed for lacrosse – three hours from Grand Rapids – but can certainly be a destination in itself.

I’d love to see training-oriented stuff make its way to Michigan.

Big Ten

The Big Ten has record books for lacrosse. Unsurprisingly, neither the men’s nor women’s edition has a lot of U-M representation, but there is a bit of love for both… as well as some Michigan State action from the ol’ D-1 days.

In 1928 there was a three-way split for the national championship… between Hopkins, Maryland, and Rutgers. B1G!

Michigan has named Mack Gembis, David McCormack, Will Meter, and Thomas Orr team captains for this spring.

If your child wants to meet the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams at Michigan, tomorrow is their opportunity. Since I’ve been derelict in my duty as a blogger, there’s a good chance you’ve missed registration.


The Titans are hosting their prospect experience Dec. 6. Cool opportunity for high school players in the 2015-18 classes hoping for some recruiting action.


It’s signing week, so in a yearly tradition, you can shoot your photos of players from Michigan signing (or out-of-state players signing with Michigan schools) to the inbox via e-mail or Twitter.

2015 Clarkston defenseman Dayne Rogers committed to MCLA Michigan State, as did attack teammate Andrew Williamson.

2017 Brighton faceoff specialist Jack Aigner committed to Bryant.

2018 midfielder Luke Summers of Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic committed to Michigan.

Local press on Forest Hills Northern trio Bobby Pelton, Peter Fisk, and Grant Lardieri picking Marquette, UMass, and UMass-Lowell, respectively.

Uncommitted 2016 Brother Rice faceoff specialist Evan Dennis was King of X at the Can-Am Showcase last weekend at Country Day. Player reaction to the event.

Fall Ball

Michigan coach John Paul fall recap. U-M fogo Brian Archer gives his take on the fall activities (and meals). Junior midfielder Mike Hernandez documents Victors Week on video.

Not the most exciting time of year, but lacrosse is lacrosse. Grand Valley 13, Olivet 3. Grand Valley also beat Davenport 11-8. Photos from the latter game. Adrian beat Grand Valley 11-10.

U-M Dearborn had a successful fall session.

I… I don’t know. Detroit’s post-Halloween activities were far less weird, and more community-oriented.

High School/Club/youth/Etc.

Jake Seiler is the new head coach at Forest Hills Central.

The Great Lax Bay Classic will be a qualifying event for the Dicks Tournament of Champions next summer.

Anything I missed? News tips, press releases, etc. can go to my e-mail or Twitter inbox.

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